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Eskom again warns of power crunch

Nov 10 2011 18:00 Reuters

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Johannesburg -  Power utility Eskom said on Thursday it would be a “challenge” to keep the lights on over the next few weeks as it enters its summer maintenance season and temperatures pick up.

“For this week, and the weeks that follow, it will be a challenge to balance supply and demand due to a number of factors,” the company said.

“We have entered our maintenance season... and the current hot weather conditions have also had an impact on supply,” it said, noting the increased use of power-intensive air conditioners.

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